SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Dr. Ray Browning, the director of the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI) for the past two years, has stepped down in order to focus more on the Institute’s educational mission.
Paraic McGlynn, who recently joined Serotta as director of applied cycling science, will act as interim director. Browning was instrumental in both the founding of the organization and the refinement of its mission, said Ben Serotta, the Institute’s founder.
“Ray was the ideal individual at just the right time,” Serotta said. “He is a professional athlete and a legitimate scientist with a passion to teach the technique and technology of bit fit. SICI owes him a debt of gratitude and we are look forward to Ray’s continued contribution to SICI’s educational efforts.”
The Institute has also appointed a board of directors to monitor the Institute’s curriculum and make sure its courses stay relevant to dealers, bike fitters, coaches, manufacturers and athletes.
Member of the board will be announced on June 1.
The third annual Serotta International Cycling Institute Symposium and Expo will be held on Feb. 8 to 10, 2009 in Boulder.
The Serotta International Cycling Institute will also benefit from the newly established Serotta Fit Lab.
The Serotta Fit Lab will serve as the focal point for Serotta’s many teaching and research initiatives in all areas of bicycle fitting practices and philosophies.
The facility in Saratoga Springs, New York is aimed at training retailers to provide customers with the best possible bicycle fitting experience.
The Lab will be available to all participants in Saratoga-based SICI classes and will serve as a model for the ultimate bicycle-fitting environment for retailers worldwide.
In addition, The Serotta Fit Lab will serve as a resourced to SICI Fit School alumni. Graduates will have the ability to schedule one-on-one time with SICI instructors to experiment and expand upon their fitting education needs.